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Panzerkampfabzeichen POW Art

Article about: Hi Warbuff and welcome to the forum! An interesting piece, based upon a Panzer Kampf Abzeichen or Tank Battle Badge. Can you post a pic of the reverse please? What size is it? Is it made of

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    Default Panzerkampfabzeichen POW Art

    I picked this piece up today. It's a german POW made piece. It's named on the back to "Van Barger July - 22 1945 P.W. Franklin Camp Nampa Idaho"

    It looks to have been denazified... I was wondering if that was something that may have been done at the time it was made... hard to say.

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    What a nice little pick up!By the look of the ageing to the de-nazified area i would say that it was done at the time.I would'nt be suprised if the camp authorities ordered the POW to remove the symbol himself or they would most definatley have conferscated it.

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    I like it but if made by a German POW, why is July not spelt Juli?

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    Maybe the camp guard who received it wrote on the back who made it for him and when?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Maybe the camp guard who received it wrote on the back who made it for him and when?
    Possible.

    The denazification is interesting as we will never know who, why or when.....

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    I like it but if made by a German POW, why is July not spelt Juli?
    That was my first thought as well.

    I would bet that the writing was done by an American. The date order as well is what I would expect to see here in the states. Usually I see it day then month... ie 22 July when written by a German... I would bet my left foot an American wrote it.

    The thing that I think seals it for me is that there was a small remote POW camp in Nampa Valley Idaho which was a sub camp for another larger camp. If it is fabricated why pick a small remote camp... why not a large famous camp.

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    Very nice item!
    Congratulations,
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Maybe the name can be researched?

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    Nice collectible item.
    Well done.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Found something similar to the one you have, does anyone know any thing about it?
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